Muay Thai is Thailand’s National Sport and with Chiang Mai being the largest city in the North it has a thriving Muay Thai scene. Here is a list of some of the Chiang Mai Muay Thai stadiums where you can watch some of the best fighters in the North fight to work their way through the ranks!
Chiang Mai Muay Thai Stadium 1: Kalare Stadium
2 years ago the main stadium in the Chiang Mai Muay Thai scene had a tragic fire and essentially burned to the ground. The result of this was a group of fighters left without anywhere to fight and a promoter left with out anywhere to promote! Fast forward 2 years and both promoter and fighters have found a new home in Kalare Stadium. Located behind the famous Kalare Night Bazaar in the heart of the city, Kalare Stadium frequently hosts fights between some of the top fighters in the North. Also once a month they host an international card where foreign fighters come to test their skills against Thai fighters from around the region! Tickets range from 400 baht – 600 baht.
Chiang Mai Muay Thai Stadium 2: Loi Kroh Stadium
In this case, the last 2 years haven’t been as friendly to Loi Kroh Stadium. What once was one of Chiang Mai Muay Thai most frequented stadiums, and regularly hosted cards twice a week, has fallen on hard times and rarely sees the types of crowds they used to. Located in the center of the seedy nightlife district, Loi Kroh Stadium is a sheltered complex full of Beer Bars that surround the ring, fronted by a gaggle of Lady Boys trying to drag you off the street to come watch. It definitely makes for an experience fighting there, and generally can make for a fun night of watching fights. The problem lies in the quality of the shows and the state of disrepair the facility is in. Filled with show fights and blind boxer shows the level of fighters there is quite low. Hopefully they can get their act together and bring this staple of the Chiang Mai Muay Thai scene back to it’s former self. Tickets range from 400 – 600 baht.
Chiang Mai Muay Thai Stadium 3:Taphae Stadium
Located directly in the center of the city, beside the famous Taphae gate, Chiang Mai Muay Thai Thapae stadium regularly hosts fight cards on Tuesdays and Sundays. The show runs along the same lines as Loi Kroh Stadium, as it is surrounded by Beer Bars and regularly has Blind Boxer fights, but is put together quite a bit better. The facility has been kept in decent shape and the quality of fights is of a higher standard. Definitely a place to check out if you are in for a night of fun filled fights and entertainment! Tickets range from 400 – 600 baht.
Chiang Mai Muay Thai Stadium 4: Kawilia Stadium
What used to be Chiang Mai Muay Thai and Northern Thailand’s number 1 stadium, Kawilia stadium burned to the ground 2 years ago. The good news is it has been rebuilt and rumor has it they will be opening their doors for business in the upcoming months! Check back for updates on this and other Chiang Mai Muay Thai news.